Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

by Jenn

Have you ever tried a Molten Lava Cake?  What about Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes?

I have made regular chocolate Lava Cakes plenty of times, and they turned out great, I knew the peanut butter Lava Cakes would taste amazing.  Of course, you know they looked fantastic, in my opinion, any Lava Cake looks amazing.  They’re one of the most attractive and easy chocolate desserts to make.  It’s amazing how easy they are to make.  If you want someone to think you’ve been busy in the kitchen all day serve them Lava Cakes, lol.  They might look like you spent all day preparing them but in reality, they only take about 30 to 45 minutes, baking time included.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes Recipe

Everything you’re going to need to make this peanut buttery oh so chocolate lava cakes is down below:

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (chopped unless you use the chips)
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks ONLY
  • ½ cup Caster Sugar (superfine sugar)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 4 Ramekins ceramic bowls
  • Cocoa and powder sugar for dusting
  • Creamy Peanut Butter, we used Jif Brand Natural

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

I’m excited to share this recipe with you because it is so stinking amazing, quick and easy to make!  Plus, it’s a great crowd pleaser, and you can have fun with it and make different flavors.  My kids have been begging me to try a peanut butter and jelly lava cake, so it’s on my list of things to do next week.  

Alright, who’s ready to start making the peanut butter filled chocolate molten lava cakes?  Great, let’s get started then shall we?

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Lava Cakes

Preheat oven to 390 degrees and prepare your Ramekins ceramic bowls by greasing generously and placing a tablespoon of cocoa in the 1st Ramekins bowl and moving the ceramic bowl in a circular motion to make sure the sides and bottom are covered well.  Once the first bowl is covered, dump the remaining cocoa powder into the next greased Ramekin bowl and continue until all cookware is coated.

TIP – It’s critical you do this, so the cake slides out nice and easy.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

If you’re using a chocolate bar, break it up into little pieces and let the pieces fall into a medium sized pan and add the butter.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Over low heat slowly melt the chocolate and butter together; it’s critical you do this slowly and stir continuously, so it doesn’t burn.  Continue until everything is melted and mixed.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

In a large bowl whisk together the two eggs, two egg yolks ONLY and sugar until the sugar is dissolved and is well mixed.

TIP – To separate the yolk from the rest of the eggs just crack the egg like you normally would and use the two shells to move the egg back and forth until all you have left is the yolk.  Be sure and do it over a bowl or something so you don’t have to clean up the egg whites.  I typically repeat the process three or four times, it’s super easy and quick.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Add flour and melted chocolate and mix thoroughly.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Fill baking cups a little less than half way full and put a heaping spoonful of peanut butter right in the middle.  You want to keep it from touching the sides.

Fill up the baking cups about ¾ of the way full.  Make sure you completely cover the peanut butter and get the chocolate batter around the sides.  You want to keep the peanut butter in the center so the cake holds it in until you’re prepared to eat it.

TIP:  You want to make sure the peanut butter has a decent amount of batter around and covering it, so the peanut butter doesn’t bust out of your cake.  It happened to the cupcakes I made if I would have put more in the Lava Cakes they would have done the same thing.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Place the cakes on a cookie sheet in the baking cups and bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Allow them to cool for a few minutes but keep in mind the Lava Cakes are typically better when they are warm because the Jif Brand peanut butter is melted.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Flip baking cup upside down on a plate.  The cake should slide out, sprinkle cocoa powder or powder sugar and enjoy.  OH, before I forget you can even put some ice cream on top too.

TIP: Use a sifter to sprinkle cocoa on the cake.  I honestly didn’t even think about using a sifter until I was done with my pictures.  DARN IT!  Oh, well it still looks tasty I think, but if you want to go that extra mile be sure to sprinkle sifted cocoa powder.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Don’t worry the first spoonful you get will cause all the gooey peanut butter goodness to come out.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

The cake is warm and super moist and the peanut butter has a bit of chocolate mixed with it.  It’s super yummy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Doesn’t that look amazing?  Gosh, look at me I’m craving something peanut buttery from writing this post lol.  That’s horrible, you shouldn’t get cravings while you’re writing a blog post to share the recipe lol.

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Lava Cakes

When I think of peanut butter, it takes me back to my childhood and the days of the good old snack, peanut butter on a spoon.  I went over to my brothers the other day, and we sat down and had Jif Brand peanut butter on a spoon for old time’s sake, it was fun and a snack I don’t ever remember getting tired of.  My brother says it isn’t possible to get tired of peanut butter in any form, it’s by far one of his favorite things to eat and has been as long as I can remember.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

If you are looking for something easy that everyone will love you can’t go wrong with these Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes!  They are amazing, and you can always have a little fun and get more creative too.Here are a few more recipes we made using Peanut Butter!  Enjoy, and be sure to check back we’re going to be sharing our Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Donut recipe and a few others we can’t wait to share with you.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (chopped unless you use the chips)
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks ONLY
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar (superfine sugar)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 4 Ramekins ceramic bowls
  • Cocoa and powdered sugar for dusting
  • Creamy Peanut Butter,

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 390 degrees and prepare your Ramekins ceramic bowls by greasing generously, placing a tablespoon of cocoa in the 1st Ramekins bowl and moving the ceramic bowl in a circular motion to make sure the sides and bottom are covered well. Once the first bowl is covered, dump the remaining cocoa powder into the next greased Ramekin bowl and continue until all cookware is coated.
  2. If you’re using a chocolate bar, break it up into little pieces and let the pieces fall into a medium sized pan and add the butter.
  3. Over low heat, you slowly melt the chocolate and butter together; it’s critical you do this slowly and stir continuously so it doesn’t burn. Continue until everything is melted and mixed.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together the two eggs, two egg yolks ONLY and sugar until the sugar is dissolved and is well mixed.
  5. Add flour and melted chocolate and mix thoroughly.
  6. Fill baking cups a little less than half way full and add a heaping spoonful of peanut butter right in the middle. You want to keep it from touching the sides.
  7. Fill up the baking cups about 3/4 of the way full. Make sure you completely cover the peanut butter and get the chocolate batter around the sides. You want to keep the peanut butter in the center so the cake holds it in until you're prepared to eat it.
  8. Place the cakes on a cookie sheet in the baking cups and bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Allow them to cool for a few minutes, but keep in mind the Molten Lava Cakes are typically better when they are warm because the Jif Brand peanut butter is melted.
  9. Flip baking cup upside down onto a plate. The cake should slide out, sprinkle cocoa powder or powdered sugar and enjoy. OH, before I forget you can even put some ice cream on top too.
Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Lava Cakes

Oh, and before I forget, if you have leftover batter just make some Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cupcakes!  They’re great, just be careful and don’t put too much peanut butter in the center.  It’s hard to resist the temptation but like I mentioned earlier I had a few cupcakes burst with peanut butter.

Here are a few more recipes we made using Peanut Butter!  Enjoy, and be sure to check back we’re going to be sharing our Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Donut recipe and a few others we can’t wait to share with you.

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5 comments

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KATE SARSFIELD March 13, 2016 - 11:50 am

This is what I would choose for my ‘condemned man’s’ last meal. Not that I’ve ever done or am planning to do anything terrible, but you know what I mean!

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Irena March 2, 2016 - 5:13 pm

I want to try this!

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Christy Caldwell February 19, 2016 - 8:29 am

My goodness this looks dreamy. I have got to try this recipe. My boys love peanut butter.

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Christy Peeples DuBois February 18, 2016 - 7:23 am

Oh my does that peanut butter and chocolate lava cake look divine. It’s so nice to have all of your critical tips of musts from your experience while making them. I can’t wait to try these.

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Majory February 18, 2016 - 3:22 am

This looks so yummy!

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